Politicos continue to tarnish golf's good name
Not satisfied with polluting the golf courses of their homeland, members of the U.S. political system have now gone and drug St. Andrews through the mud.
News Brief: Bush administration official charged with obstructing federal investigation.
So it seems that one David Safavian, who resigned from his position with the Office of Management and Budget on Friday, sort of took liberties with the truth when he accepted a trip to Scotland to play famed St. Andrews a few years back. And it also seems that U.S. representative Bob Ney from Ohio was also on that flight.
So to make a long story that much longer, what happened was Safavian and Ney took the trip, and paid for most of it, except for the private jet that the lobbyist paid for. It seems the lobbyist in question – Jack Abramoff (who only has one current fraud charge on his plate) – was looking for some favors on a land deal.
And then Safavian, and it appears Ney, lied about it. Obviously, Abramoff is just a super friendly guy who likes ferrying people about to luxury locations in a private jet. Meanwhile, I can’t even get my friends to buy me a Hot Pocket at the turn.
So what does it all mean? Well, being realistic, it doesn’t mean much. The story will undoubtedly have a very short news life and Safavian will likely be named as a Supreme Court judge in the wink, nudge, handshake, keep-your-mouth-shut world that is the Bush administration.
So really, gentlemen, drop your clubs. This is a non-partisan plea. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Whigs, et al. Don’t even talk about golf. You just aren’t helping anyone.
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You know you really can come up with some dumbass things to write about.
Al Clark: Were you aware that there are 16 million hogs in Iowa? Just a little tidbit is all, but man, that is one heck of a lot of hogs. You can probably get bacon for just about nothing in Iowa.
What's got to happen before people care that scumbag lobbyists like Abramoff are now determining the policies of our nation?
Hats off to William for tackling a subject that most of the media outlets are too chicken* to cover, even if indirectly and in the context of how it affects golf (which is important!).
*maybe they're not chicken, maybe they know that most people are like Al and really don't give a damn.
Billy Boy.... I bet you rode the "Short Bus" to school. Oh yeah... I bet you still have a bus pass for one to take to work too.... RLMFAO
Obviously you don't know how the "real" world works.
So, go collect your check and maybe they'll give you a welfare chit to play golf.
Your (I assume) Democratic politicos certainly never accepted freebies from lobbyists (or foreign countries), so you're on solid ground flinging around mud.
Plus, Hoover was born in Iowa. I doubt they brag about him as much as they do John Wayne, however.
Oh and BTW, are you ever going to get over the fact that Clinton liked getting BJs? Because frankly it's getting to point where you may want to consider some professional help for that disturbing obsession.
Well, until they get around to amending the Constitution to remove that pesky freedom of speech thing, I can fling mud like Karl Rove on a bender.
But, in all seriousness, with the republican party having completely removed itself as the "anti-big government" party, and the democrats sort of wandering around in a fog, I'm about as non-partisan a person as you can find.
Because you can't be partisan in what has basically become a one-party system.
Yo Major Short Bus.... that was funny. Wanna go "Snipe Hunting" ?
First of all, you can't "slander" someone in print. That would be "libel". This is important, because when you dork up a little fact like that immediately, it hinders your following argument.
So why does your possibly, slightly biased source say there is an investigation with Safavian, and why did he resign? Was it pressure from the communist, left-wing media?
I had to get away from that site is the problem. I found myself with an overwhelming urge to put on a tie, destroy porn, tithe and then cut old people's benefits.
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